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SeRi got spayed last wednesday and she did really well and is already back to usual mischief by the 2nd day :chili: my vet said she can't be bathe for the next 10 days but seriously, that's a long long time . .I remember bathing my yorkies earlier than the 10 day period but with SeRi having so much hair, she is starting to matt pretty bad :blush: Seriously, what is the earliest I can bathe her . . . 10 days is way to long I think :smilie_tischkante:
 

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I'd spray a Self Rinse product like Pro Line on her as you brush to keep the dust and dirt level down. I don't think I would bathe her under a week.
 

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i know it may seem like a long time to wait..but i think it is worth it to be safe. It i going to take a while to get the knots out but at least you risk having to take her back to the vet for any problems =/
 

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I usually wait 7 days before bathing (I always bathe them the night before the spay/neuter) and as long as the incision site looks like it's healing properly it should be fine. Try and keep the incision as dry as possible during her bath and I never let shampoo or anything near it.
 

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I just know that SeRi will be fine for the 10 day waiting period. Just keep her face and paws washed. There are a lot of nice products out there that keep the coat clean and smelling nice that you just spray on if you feel she needs a little sprucing up with "NO water." :thumbsup:
 

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Yes wait the 2 weeks, do not bathe as there are stitches and if they get wet they will open and you don't want that as per what the vet told me. Brush daily. I did not bathe him till I went back to the vet 2 weeks later to make sure and he was fully healed. I had him done on July 1st. Don't be tempted...the time flies by not to worry..Smiles Lynda
 

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I'd say to follow the vet's advice. One pet might not heal as well as another. One of my females messed with her stitches and incision and it took quite a while for it to heal. Better to have messy fur than have the incision not heal properly or, heaven forbid, get infected.

(One of my dogs got a post-operative infection after orthopedic surgery, and it may have had somethig to do with his getting a partial bath by a kennel attendant after he messed in his cage .... The result was awful. But that's a somewhat different circumstance. ....)

Have I scared you enough? ;)

Seriously, I would follow the vet's advice and not bathe her for the amount of time the vet says. If her face gets really messy, you could probably wash that with a cloth. Otherwise, I agree with the recommendations of brushing and using a spray-on product.
 

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thanks everyone for all your wonderful advise . . .I guess better safe than sorry as I don't want anything happening to my baby girl . . .I do have the no rinse shampoo and I finally washed her face down yesterday and she was not happy . .of course nothing ike bathing but I will be a good mommy and be patient :wub:
 

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We hung in there for 10 days. It's hard but I didn't want any setbacks. Actually now that I think of it Tyler had a ton of butt baths during that week because he had a bad reaction to the anesthesia and had diarrhea for 6 days. :w00t::w00t: I had no choice obviously but really just concentrated on the tush section and used a wash cloth.
 

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You have received good advice here. I bathed mine right before surgery. I think my vet said 7-10 days. She uses a lazer so there were no stitches and my Lily's incision was completely healed on the outside in less than 7 days. They heal faster with laser surgery....
 
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